For Immediate Release
September 21, 2020
FYLPRO celebrates national holiday encouraging voter registration for the 2020 Elections
September 21, 2020 – On September 22, 2020, thousands of national, state, and local organizations and volunteers will be celebrating National Voter Registration Day 2020, a massive cross-country effort to register voters well in advance of Election Day this November. The Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) is proud to join this movement as an official partner.
In 2018, voter turnout increased among non-Hispanic Asians by 13 percentage points, a 49 percent increase. This year, more than 11 million Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders (AAPI) will be able to vote, making up nearly 5% of the nation’s eligible voters. Unfortunately, one of the biggest barriers to AAPI civic participation is voter registration.
“This National Voter Registration Day, we’re doing our part to get eligible voters registered,” said FYLPRO President and Pulaski County Election Commissioner Joshua Ang Price. “No person should be denied their right to vote due to barriers they may experience with registration or any other aspect of the voting process. We hope that this special day dedicated to answering questions related to voter registration and supporting community members to register to vote will help get them to the polls.”
According to the 2020 Asian American Voter Survey, Filipino Americans in particular are the most enthusiastic about voting in the upcoming election compared to other Asian American groups.
“Getting enthusiastic and registered to vote is step one in making a plan to vote. On National Voter Registration Day we’re encouraging voters to solidify their voting plans and to support their friends, families, and community who may not already be familiar with the process.” says FYLPRO Board Member and NaFFAA Fil-Am Vote Manager, Krystle Canare.
On September 22, FYLPRO will encourage eligible voters from across the country to register to vote at the following virtual events:
FYLPRO National Voter Registration Day Virtual Q&A with Election Commissioner, Joshua Ang Price
Join FYLPRO President and Pulaski County Election Commissioner, Joshua Ang Price, on a Facebook Live where he will answer commonly asked questions about registering to vote for the upcoming 2020 elections.
Watch live at https://www.facebook.com/FYLPRO/videos/644101892909409
National Federation of Filipino American Association’s National Voter Registration Day Simultaneous Online Action
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 10amPT /1pmET
Join FYLPRO alumni NaFFAA Fil-Am Vote Manager, Krystle Canare, and NaFFAA National Secretary, Abbey Eusebio at NaFFAA’s NVRD Simultaneous Online Action, where they will walk through how to sign up online (www.naffaa.org/vote) for election reminders, check your registration status, register to vote, and apply for mail-in ballot.
Register: bit.ly/naffaavotereg or watch live at 1pmET/10amET at https://www.facebook.com/NaFFAA.National/videos/320764392523822
The National Voter Registration Day website, www.NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org, provides a listing of other National Voter Registration Day events across the country, in communities and held virtually. Founded in 2012, National Voter Registration Day is designed to create an annual moment when the entire nation focuses on registering Americans to exercise their most basic right – the right to vote. Nearly 3 million Americans have registered to vote on the holiday since the inaugural National Voter Registration Day in 2012.
FYLPRO is proud to partner with the following Get Out the Vote initiatives gearing up for the Elections:
- National Voter Education Week (Oct 5 – 9, 2020) – National Voter Education Week is a campaign that will equip voters with the tools, information, and confidence they need to cast their ballots this Fall. Visit www.votereducationweek.org
- National Vote Early Day (Oct. 24, 2020) – Vote Early Day is a movement of nonprofits, businesses, election administrators, and creatives working to ensure all Americans know their options to vote early. Visit www.voteearlyday.org
- Power the Polls (On-going) – Power the Polls is a first-of-its-kind initiative to recruit poll workers to ensure a safe, fair election for all voters. Visit: www.powerthepolls.org
About the Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO)
The Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of high-performing, next-generation leaders that have a passion for advancing the Philippines and the Filipino people.
FYLPRO was established in 2012 by the Philippine Embassy in Washington, DC in cooperation with the Ayala Foundation, Inc. (AFI) to annually identify outstanding young professionals in the Filipino communities across the United States and provide the delegates with invaluable community, business, and government insights and access to distinguished network captains of industry and government. For more information about FYLPRO, please visit fylpro.org.